Time, Eric’s drawing challenge

December 29, 2014

Time is the perfect drawing challenge for me right now. Thank you Eric. It’s so perfect because I feel like I’m both running out of time and running into it.

Running out of time for this drawing challenge. Running out of time for holiday days. Running out of time to relax before I get back to work. Running out of time before Robbie has to leave for England again. And Running into time for new projects, new hopes and dreams. Running into time for cuddles, and togetherness and slow roasted lamb suppers.

I know that might sound strange, but makes so much sense to me.

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Today was a day I was going to do some art, (because there has been pathetically little art happening except for my therapy journal), and after I did the running around for speaker wire and bread and a stop off at the bed store to check out the prices of a possible new guest room bed, and after a lunch with R and starting a turkey and bean soup for supper, after all this I thought I would sit down with a cup of tea and do some art work and R said, “hey, shall we go for a walk?” And that was about the extent of my big breakthrough let’s-do-some-art day.

So I will present this little oil-paper-board-ink collage. It’s called “Waiting for the Muse”. This kind of thing is what I usually do when I have no inspiration…which is something that also comes with time and contemplation.

We all have to take some time here and there.

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Every year I make a New Year’s resolution to stop running out of time and start running into it instead.
I may as well keep that tradition going 😀

In the last light of 2014
Happy birthday mom

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14 Comments

  • Reply eric December 30, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Time is such a strange thing. I like your “waiting for the muse”. It’s so recognizable. There’s always something else to do…and then we’re running out of time. Thanks for joining. – eric

    • Reply eric December 30, 2014 at 3:00 am

      Clicking on the icon you see “drawingwhispers”. It’s not a mistake but a profile I once made some years ago but never used. – eric

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson December 30, 2014 at 5:14 am

    The collage is lovely, and what a great interpretation of the theme. I hope you are still enjoying the ‘time’ with your loved ones!

  • Reply lissa December 30, 2014 at 6:10 am

    I like your ‘waiting for the muse’ collage, I think I should create some as well as I do very little art work these days, I was blamed it on not having enough time but really, I’m just not motivated.

    I hope you have a wonderful and creative 2015. have a great day.

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  • Reply Annie Kerr December 30, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Hi Veronica. Seem to be having trouble leaving a comment, so I’ll try one more time and hope you’re not getting all the ones that disappeared…Your words are running in me, reminding me that I need to slow down and do less at this time of year. Your collage sings with the colours I just saw in the fading sunset outside. I hope time slows down for you again soon. Ax

  • Reply daryledelstein December 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    i resolve never to make resolutions .. and honestly a walk with a handsome man is art! Xo

  • Reply tinyWOOLF December 30, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    oh dear, i dig what you’re saying, about every word of it… life interferes stormingly, and leaves us ‘time-less’. ha. still, i like the sound of you busy-ness too. and now for another cuppa…. n?

  • Reply Joke Konings December 31, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Oh yes, you saw i recognize everything about a short of time. Ok, being busy, gives also a good feeling so….compromise i guess is the key-word (as usual)

  • Reply Tammie December 31, 2014 at 9:01 am

    such a busy world we live in
    and for artists, well we might add even another element to our lives, projects we want to embrace, energy we wish to let flow through us and into a creation
    i enjoyed your healing journal… very much
    such a rich collage…..
    walks are lovely too
    sweet new year to you and yours

  • Reply roberto January 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    But, I think we should not think that all days and times in our lives we need to be inspired. when you do not have inspiration, do not despair, your mind is gathering data for your next moment of inspiration. Have a creative year !! 🙂

    • Reply Veronica January 3, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      So true Roberto. I’m completely au fait with the down time. Hope your year is creative too. I’ll be popping by and hope to see you on the DCs. 😀

  • Reply Lucia January 2, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Thank you. Nice Waitingtime for the muse. Best wishes for 2015. Lucia
    (I have tryed to comment several times, hope this one finally works)

    • Reply Veronica January 3, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      It worked! Yay! Oh those WordPress gremlins…eh? Thank you so much for persevering. 😀

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